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  • FairPoint accuses striking workers of intimidation Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    A nor'easter that arrived Tuesday could deliver the first major test for replacement workers hired by FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with driving rain and strong wind gusts possibly causing service disruptions as more than 1,700 workers remain on strike. Charlotte, North Carolina- based FairPoint Communications Inc., which...

  • GlobalFoundries: No layoffs in IBM chip units Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— GlobalFoundries' chief executive said Monday the chip manufacturer plans no shutdowns or layoffs at the IBM semiconductor factories in New York's Hudson Valley and Vermont that it is acquiring. CEO Sanjay Jha told reporters on a conference call that GlobalFoundries will welcome about 5,000 IBM employees, including "800 of the best technologists...

  • Oct 20- IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM took a related pre-tax...

  • Utility to pay $109K for turbine noise monitoring Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    LOWELL, Vt.— The Vermont Public Service Board has ordered Green Mountain Power to pay to continuously monitor turbine noise at the Lowell wind project as part of a penalty for noise violations last year. The state had been in talks with Green Mountain Power and opponents over how to continuously monitor sounds from some of the 21 turbines. The board says the...

  • IBM plant sold, stays in Vermont Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— The plan by IBM to pay a company to take over its microelectronics operation, including its plant in Essex Junction, is good news for Vermont because the company that hopes to buy it is a leader in the computer chip manufacturing industry, Gov. The deal, announced Monday, ends months of uncertainty about the future of the IBM plant, one of Vermont's...

  • New England raking in millions from leaf peepers Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. "We wanted to get out in the fresh air and see the colors while it's still warm," said Christopher LeBeau, who drove from Connecticut to hike Mount Monadnock. Lingering warm weather is causing leaves to stay on the trees longer in New England.

  • Oct 17- Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6.

  • Vermont Yankee: Shutdown to cost $1.24 billion Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    Bill Mohl, president of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, a subsidiary of Vermont Yankee owner Entergy Corp., said the tally is based on federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules allowing a reactor owner to mothball the plant for up to 60 years to allow radioactive components to become less so and to allow the fund to grow. But Mohl also said Entergy hopes not to...

  • More than 1,700 FairPoint workers go on strike Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Frustrated over a negotiating stalemate, more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont went on strike Friday, with picket-wielding employees demanding that the telecommunications company return to the bargaining table. But striking workers who staff call centers and maintain the region's...

  • Unions to go on strike against FairPoint Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont announced they were going on strike early Friday after a failed attempt hours earlier to re-engage the company in negotiations. The unions have offered "significant concessions" but the company wasn't interested, said Peter...

  • Artisanal ciders give growers a new revenue stream Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:01 AM ET

    "We're planting a lot of new trees so we can meet the demand for cider," said Dan Wilson, owner of Hicks Orchard and Slyboro Ciderhouse on the Vermont border in Granville. Slyboro is among 10 craft producers who banded together to form the Hudson Valley Cider Alliance to establish hard cider and apple spirits as signature products of the region.

  • Some of Vermont's draft GMO labeling rules Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Some of the proposed rules to govern the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms, as proposed by the Vermont attorney general's office:. — "Clear and conspicuous" means presented in such a manner, given its font, size, color, contrast and proximity to other disclosures on the shelf, bin or package as to be readily noticed and understood by consumers.

  • Vermont releases draft GMO labeling rules Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont attorney general's office on Wednesday released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state's first-in-the-nation law to require the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms. Attorney General William Sorrell said his office was moving to write the rules as quickly as possible so the industry would be...

  • Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    DENVER— Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns. Three states— Vermont, Maine and Connecticut—...

  • FairPoint freezes pensions for workers Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— The employee contract FairPoint is imposing over the objections of two unions representing 2,000 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont became even more real Tuesday with the company freezing the old pension plan. "The changes that we're making will ensure FairPoint's ability to price products competitively in the 21st century...

  • GMO labeling measure attracts big money in Oregon Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    They have reported spending $7.2 million, according to filings with the Oregon Secretary of State's office. Among the largest contributions: $1.6 million from Monsanto; $1.4 million from PepsiCo Inc., and $870,000 from Kraft Foods. Some of their highest donors include the Portland- based nonprofit Center for Food Safety, which donates $1.1 million and...

  • Ebola deflating hopes for 3 poor African economies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...

  • Under strike threat, S. Burlington cancels school Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Schools in South Burlington were ordered closed as of Tuesday due to an impending strike by district teachers. Both Eric Stone, chief negotiator with the South Burlington Educators' Association, and school district officials said they did not expect to resolve their differences before a Tuesday morning strike deadline that had been approved...

  • Consumers are being misled by the "natural" label, said Urvashi Rangan, executive director of Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability. Consumer Reports said it had conducted a survey of more than 80 different processed foods containing corn or soy, the two most widely grown genetically engineered crops in the United States, to determine whether...

  • Oct 6- AT&T Inc informed about 1,600 customers that an employee gained unauthorized access to their personal data in August, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest in a flurry of data breaches in recent months. According to a letter posted on the website of the Attorney General of Vermont on Oct. 1, the company said the person may have obtained...